i posted these two pictures on Instagram, and was immediately beseiged by lots of questions... Lok Lok in Singapore??? yes, no more driving over across the Causeway for lok lok supper anymore! we found a new restaurant along Tanjong Katong Road, Malaysian Local Delights, and it serves an array of authentic Malaysian food, including Lok Lok!
for the unfamiliar, Lok Lok is a kind of Malaysian street food that's extremely popular.. it's like steamboat/hot pot, but with a range of foods from fresh meats to vegetables to fried food, all skewered on sticks, and then dipped into a pot of boiling hot soup for consumption! (apparently, the soup is not meant to be drank like how we do in Singapore for steamboats! but we still drank the soup anyway!)
the most popular kind of Lok Lok comes with a satay sauce dip, but there are alot of other alternative soup bases, including tom yam, penang prawn, ma la soup and etc.. i'm sure it is quite authentic as the lady boss was Malaysian (and with the accent to prove it!) so it is really worth a try!
anyway, i think this new restaurant opened not long ago, and it was relatively uncrowded.
the Lok Lok here isn't charged by per stick, but is buffet style, so you pay $18.90++ (if i remember rightly) per pax for free flow food. especially worth it if you're a big eater! or, if you have expensive taste. hahaha.
they have a pretty huge variety of skewers, from quail eggs, to fish cakes, various types of mushrooms, vegetables, meat such as pork, chicken, beef, and fried food like fried wanton!
there's "hum" and cuttlefish and prawns too! Felky went on a prawn rampage D:
a tableful of greedy people, and alot alot alot of food!!!
we tried four different soup bases: satay sauce, tom yam, ma la and penang prawn!
the satay sauce is definitely a must try especially if you like the taste of satay sauce! practically everything tastes good when dipped in piping hot satay sauce :) but it can be a little jelat after awhile, so maybe choose one of the other sauces like penang prawn, or tom yam so your taste buds get more variety.
my favourite food was the pork belly skewers! they taste good with any sauce and yes i love meat! also, must try the ba kua skewer, dipped in satay sauce! SHIOK TO THE MAX :D :D :D i also enjoyed the oyster mushrooms, especially when dipped in the tom yam or ma la soup cos it absorbed the flavour of the soup very well!
and guess how many skewers we managed to conquer.... (yes, we counted!)
the top two eaters were Felky and Collin, who finished a record 67 sticks EACH!
Serene, Matt and i did pretty well too, HAHA! with about 50 over sticks each :D :D :D mine were mostly meat! (ok lah, the amount of meat on each skewer is really little, so it isn't as scary as it sounds!)
the tiniest eaters were Widya, Vera and Min.. haha! less than 22 sticks each! (not value for money loh!)
so, go for it if you can eat at least 40-50 sticks :X
i'd think that the soup is probably MSG-laden though, because i woke up feeling extremely thirsty the next morning. but heck, a little MSG once in awhile won't kill me :D
so... now, you know where to find Lok Lok in Singapore! :D don't have to drive across to JB already lah! i have no idea what the opening hours of the restaurant is, but i assume it's pretty late because we stayed around until almost midnight! you can give them a call to check though! :)
Malaysian Local Delights
224 Tanjong Katong Road
Tel: 6440 8378
to end off this blog post, my outfit: knit top from Zara, and the Wonderland Shorts from TheVelvetDolls (launched a long time ago!) necklace from Sort&Pepper! :)
it's probably not a good idea to wear a knit top if you're planning on dining outdoors though (there are also indoor air-conditioned seats available too!) because it is gonna be a hot sweaty affair :X
happy weekend is approaching again! :D will update again real soon so check back regularly! :D